Dr. Walter V. Schmidt86 Taylor Road, Hartselle, AL 35640Phone: (256) 616-1705PERSONAL DATADate of Birth:October 1, 1942Place of Birth:Denver, ColoradoMarital Status:Wife - Jacqueline Marie, - Married on January 14, 1967.Four children - Heather Marie, (April 24, 1969)Married to Mr. Rob HowardMarcella Lorraine - (May 7, 1971) Married to Rev. Steve Bender, Missionaries to ScotlandWalter V. II - (July 2, 1973)Married and a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Decatur, AlNathan James - (October 17, 1975)Married and a member of Fairview Baptist Church, Decatur, ALACADEMIC BACKGROUNDSheridan Union High School, Denver, ColoradoGED, U.S. Navy 1961Radioman Class "A" School U.S. Navy, 1961Radioman Class "B11 School U.S. Navy, 1963Tennessee Temple University, Jan. 1971-Jan. 1975Bachelor of Arts in Bible with a minor in PsychologyMaster of Divinity, Andersonville Baptist SeminaryD.D. Faith Baptist College, Athens, Al.Doctor of Theology, Andersonville Baptist SeminaryWORK BACKGROUND1960-1967 United States Navy. Honorably discharged with rank Of 1st Class Radioman.1967-1970 Dow Chemical Company: Worked in Atomic Energy plant. Communications Consultants Inc. Worked as a Journeyman Sound Technician.1971-1972 Dixie Yarns Inc. While attending Tennessee Temple University.1972-1975 Tennessee Temple University. Director of the Dining hall and director of the Afternoon Sunday School of the Highland Park Baptist Church.1975-1976 Youth Pastor Colonial Baptist Church, Blue Ridge, Va1976-1984 Pastor, Colliertown Baptist Church, Lexington, Va1978-1984 Director Greenbrier Youth Camp, Anthony, WVA1984-1988 Pastor Immanuel Baptist Church, Clifton Forge, VA and president of Cliftondale Christian School1988-2004 Pastor Fairview Baptist Church, Decatur, Al1995-2004 Executive Vice-president Southeastern Fundamental Baptist College2004-present Furlough replacement missionary with Baptist World Mission2009-2010 Asian and South Pacific director for Baptist World MissioniWe have had 8 successful replacements to this date with 1 confirmed and 2 possible in he near future.I trusted Jesus Christ as my personal Savior in March 1969 and within a few weeks I knew God wanted me to preach. I preached my first sermon in September of 1969 and have been preaching ever since.In 2003 the Lord burdened me to begin replacing missionaries when they came home on furlough. My church was supporting 70 missionaries at $100.00 a month and I would see their heartbreak as they watched their churches fall apart while they were on furlough. In September 2004 we began deputation and have been replacing missionaries since 2006. We recently finished our eighth replacement and look forward to many more.